Not a complete waste of time, and Romney misstated his first name (why lie about an easily checkable fact?)
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Submitted by Harrison O'Toole (United States), Nov 23, 2011 17:35
1) I agree with Tom Elliott
2) After Wolf Blitzer gave an example of how each candidate could introduce him/herself by saying, "I'm Wolf Blitzer...Wolf is my real first name," Romney was foolish enough to say, in an effort to be flip, "I'm Mitt Romney...yes, Wolf, that's also my first name."
Except it isn't. He was named after his father's best friend, J. Willard Marriott. Mitt Romney's first name isn't Mitt. It's Willard. He may not be crazy about it, but if he's unhappy with it, he can change it, legally. Until then, he is unwise to claim "Mitt" is his first name when it isn't.
He's already suspect on several counts, one of them being Kerry-like flip-flopping. To call his own credibility further into question by purposely mis-stating his first name is just stupid. He could have said, "My name is Mitt Romney" and skipped the duplicitous aside.
That would have been the way to go. I urge anyone who, like me, will be forced to vote for him in order to rid the White House of the incumbent ,to do two things: (1) buy a pair of noseclips to use in the voting booth and (2) invest in a noseclip-manufacturing firm. A lot of us will be holding our noses and voting for Willard M. Romney.
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
If he gets the nomination. Maybe I'll order up a gross of noseclips emblazoned with the FofC logo!
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